Magnesium IBS – Can this mineral truly provide you with help in easing your constipation?
The Typical Treatment
When an IBS sufferer is experiencing problems with their bowel movements, especially when their stool is hard, magnesium can be extremely useful. Some people can simply consume more fiber and they often find that their bowel movements occur more smoothly.
The Secret Alternative
This is not often the case however, as some people can eat high fiber foods all day and not have the affects that they would hope for. This is where magnesium supplements would help out with. Magnesium when taken as a supplement, can act as a mild laxative.
The Length of time for Results
It allows the stool to become much more soft and allows for the transition to be far more free flowing. The amount of time it takes for these supplements to take effect can be relatively quick. It can take about one to two days for many constipation predominant IBS sufferers to feel relief but sometimes a few days longer for others.
Depending on the dosage, the effects can also occur quickly or slower. Seek the recommendation of a qualified practitioner to determine the best dosage for you. The general recommended dosage on the label of the container is often a good gauge to follow.
Side Effects and Duration of Use
Some IBS sufferers use magnesium on a long-term basis to provide them with relief and the side effects are often non-existant. There have been rare cases where some users of magnesium have felt a bit of stomach pain but it lasts for a short period of time and it usually goes away after the body is accustomed to it.
Dependant on your meal sizes, you can also modify the dosage to suit your needs. Again however, consult with a qualified practitioner to ensure that you are using the right amount of dosage that would safely do the job.
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